Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MAZDA6 s Wagon
4.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: WEST DES MOINES, IA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Follow-Up Review: 3,000 miles on tires
April 05, 2013
I am a bit of a cynic, and a rather picky individual, but I will say- I have not one complaint with these tires. Traction in dry, rain, and light snow are all excellent. I have Blizzaks on separate wheels, but recently got caught off-guard by a bad forecast. The Continentals were excellent on the snow, mixed with glazing ice. <br><br>Road noise is non-existent, which is a major improvement over the Yokohama AVID Envigors I had on prior. <br><br>These tires are very confident in feedback on higher-speed cornering such as on-ramps.<br><br>I truly have no complaints.
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
February 17, 2013

I've only been on these tires just at 2 months, but so far I love them. Previous tire was the Yokohama Avid Envigor, and while I mostly loved them, the road noise on many highway surfaces was murder. Very loud, high-pitched noise. ZERO noise with the Continentals.

Rain traction is great. Light snow traction is very nice. I have a set of Blizzaks on separate wheels, but it's nice to know I won't have to swap them on for 1-2 snowfalls.

Cornering is very confident, including spirited runs on clover-leaf freeway ramps. They do seem more responsive to steering input under load.

If these tires do well on wear, I can't see any reason I'll switch once these wear out.

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